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whether it's the main building that -- that is where the steeple and temple is or the old historic building. we're still trying to get some updated information and, right now, we have because of the significance of the fire, we have seminary roads between fort williams parkway and completely shut down and have the lane extending to jennings and king street, which is shut down in all directions and this means there is major traffic impacts and congestion, so we're urging folks to try to avoid the area as much as possible. >> mayor, you were with the collapse there. is there concern that everyone is inside or is everyone accounted -- accounted for? >> at this point in time, no reported injuries or folks trapped inside. of course, the fire department's on the scene and they're bringing it under control, we know of no injuries
at this time. >> give us an idea of how large the virginia theological seminary is and where that is located. >> it's in the center portion of the campus, the seminary itself is bounded by quaker lane in the west end of the city, bounded by quaker lane to the southwest and braddock road on the northwest and then seminary road on the east-west -- excuse me. braddock road in the northwest and seminary road on the southwest. and to the east is quaker lane. it's a huge campus, probably one of the largest pieces of land. >> and the actual fire is in that chap thrill? >> that is ourd your sustaining. -- chapel there? >> our understanding, yes. >> thank you so much for bringing us up to date. we have a crew heading to the scene and we'll keep you posted
with the latest information on the fire. thank you. >> thank you. turning to the chandra levy murder trial. a jury made up of 12 jurors and four alternates has finally been chosen in the case which made national headlines. the men and women will decide the fate of gushing -- guandique, fox 5s paul wagner joins us live with the details. >> reporter: it took all week but they got down to the 16 members of the panel and i say 16 because there will be 12 jurors and four alternates. it's 4 men and 12 women that make up the jury and started out interesting and there was a pool of 41 people and immediately, the defense attorney stood up and told the judge they had a problem and said that one of the jurors overnight was tweeting on twitter about the case and she quoted him saying guilty, guilty, i will not be swayed
and the the judge was not happy to hear that. he called the juror in and they had a hush or it, a buzzing noise and we didn't hear the conversation. the judge looked like he was angry with the juror and this juror didn't make the panel. i'm going to bring in the defense attorney, he was the defense attorney for joe price and the robert onee murder -- robert wone murder case and is going give us analysis and talk about the makeup of the jury. 12 women, what do you make of that? >> race, gender and without knowing anything about the jurors, i would like to think that, without making it to the jury, both sides can be open and impartial and women are generally more open minded than men are about a lot of things and in a case like, this you certainly need an open-minded person. basically the packs by itself
and the way she was killed are hour of course. >> and i listened to the questions of the jury, we were allowed to do that, sat in a separate room. we listened to the judge, the prosecution and defense asked their questions and the one question they asked consistently over and over, is can you believe current and former gang members taking the stand under oath? can you believe that they truthful? how important is that going to be for this jury and the defense and prosecution by putting gang members on the stand? >> reporter: from the -- . >> from the government's perspective, their belief is that one would confide doing it, an act like this with a colleague w a gang member. and so, therefore, it has a ring of truth and the defense would maintain the people in prison, gang members or not, would lie to get in prison and that would be their point. it cuts both ways for both sides. >> the defense attorney, bernie grim is going to be with us the duration of the trial. the opening statements get
underway monday at 10:00. back to you. >> thank you. and paul will be blocking -- blogging from the courthouse throughout the trial g. to www.myfoxdc.com and click on news and you can read up-to-the- minute reports from inside the courtroom. we're following a developing story out of the district tonight. another member of the fenty cabinet is stepping down. d.c. fire chief dennis ruben announced his resignation today. he's the second high-profile cabinet member to resign following the defeat of neighbor fenty last month. michelle rhee was the first in a mass e-mail from chief reuben, he said, quote, i will be leaving the district of columbia fire department effective january 2nd, 2011. my current plan is to provide consultant services until i find a full-time position that is a good fit for me and goes on to say what a great opportunity that mayor fenty providedy and i will leave this a hearing held today to examine security after a deadly shooting. a d.c. public works facility. the department of public works
employee larry hutchins was shot to death last week in a dpw facility in northeast as he was getting ready for work. at hutchins' funeral yesterday, some dpw employees told fox 5 they don't feel safe at the facility still. six months before the shooting at the facility, an 18-page report highlighting the flaws and it was d.c.'s protective services. >> the recommendation -- and analysis addressed basic maintenance problems as well as substantial security enhancements. >> reporter: council members are now calling for security assessments of all d.c. government facilities. a search for bullets this morning near the national museum of the marine corps. sky fox over the scene of i-95 and the evidence. someone fired fired several hounds -- ruins. the officers determined the caliber of bullets used; however, no weapon is singled out.
and now, a fox 5 news exclusive. you have seen him on video. the man who fell off a metro station platform last summer and into the path of an oncoming train. tonight, he's telling us what it was like for that harrowing brush of death. bob is live with the story. >> reporter: here's 32 years ole, a lifelong washington area resident who fell on to the tracks of the virginia square metro station in august after suffering a seizure. the incident was captured on two surveillance cameras and he said it appears he fell off the platform -- the train that was coming and doesn't remember falling. the jolt of the crashing on to the rail below woke him out of that stupor. he said he could hear people screaming and was able to stand up and couldn't pull himself up off the track bed. [ indiscernible ] >> the toast. i didn't think he was going to make it came running out of nowhere -- .
>> absolutely. >> and -- >> as a matter of fact, i was wondering why people, i was wondering when someone was going to come over to me, you know. i am glad all of those people were doing what they were doing. >> reporter: other riders got the approaching train operator's attention in time for it to stop before getting near rob. he broke his back and arm in the fall and said the ordeal left him with the renewed faith in the kindness of strangers. you'll hear more from bob and get to know him better coming up on the news edge at 6. there is an old joke in politics about voting early and often. it's no joke in maryland. starting today until october 28th, voters can cast ballots before election day and these voters were out early today and we wanted a look at how the early-voting works and how voting machines are prepared. tom fitzgerald shows us.
>> may i have your last name, please? >> valerie irvine. >> and what is your address? >> and. >> reporter: election day is november 2nd but carol and burt johnson cast their votes. >> and that is very simple and straightforward. >> reporter: for the first time, voters aren't voting early at 47 likes, including montgomery, prince georges and howard counties. >> and with -- did you get it out of the way? >> it's the same machine, same ballot and no long lines. >> the opportunity to beat the crowds, i guess. >> reporter: early voting runs from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. anyone registered to vote can vote early. all you have to do is know your name and where you lied and your date and month of birth. >> reporter: each and every voting unit has been examined. >> reporter: montgomery county's board of elections let us look in as they tested one of their voting machines.
>> and there are 2700 voting machines in this room. >> reporter: the tests are crucial in case the dreaded r word recount rears has -- its head. >> take this one, 04, 14. let's test it. >> reporter: the machine gets put through the bases and the goal is to make sure it works perfectly, vote after vote after vote 50 times in a row. >> and that will show all the contests for the precinct. >> reporter: you're probably wondering how do they decide decide where the candidates go on the ballot. look at the sample >> if there is early voting, they will have to do it when they get back. >> we did the early voting. >> reporter: they voted for
vacation n. gaithersburg, tom fitzgerald, fox 5 news. >> and tonight, we're putting the spotlight on the maryland governor's race. former governor bob ehrlich challenging o'malley for the job. earlier, bob ehrlich was on fox 5 morning news to discuss his platform and campaign and this morning it was o'malley's turn. >> reporter: governor o'malley has been criticized by his opponent for signing one of the largest tax increases in maryland ever. this is how the government responded. >> and when bob ehrlich runs for office, he peddles two funny promises. one, he'll save us money, the second, he'll cut our takes. the fact of the matter is he increased state spending 33%. more than governor glen denning and schaeffer did and rather than cutting anyone's taxes, he raised everyone's property taxes. only governor since 1982 to do that and he raised 30 different fees and tolls.
the tax on the future and jacked up college tuition by 40% on kids trying to get a college education in our state. >> the governor stressed higher education and said we need to make college more affordable for people. >> and this is one of the stark differences between myself and the former governor. the former governor raised college tuition by 40% and we have gone four years in a row without a penny's increase to college tuition and we were the sixth university in the country. we moved that down now because of tough choice we made, down to the 22nd and by holding it to modest inflationary increases, we can make college education more affordable for more people. >> and shared his views on another hot-button issue, saying we need to find a comprehensive solution to immigration reform. >> i believe that we have to find a way for people to apply for citizenship, pay their taxes and play by the rules and
contribute their fair share to subjecting our society. i choose to believe the only way we're going to get to that point where we bring democrats and republicans together in the center for comprehensive immigration reform is we realize throughout our country's history, it's new americanways of demgration that have fueled our country's innovation and fueled our diversity and allowed us to create one of the most productive, prosperous and creative republics on the planet. >> you can see the governor's full interview as well as our interview with former governor ehrlich on the website, www.myfoxdc.com. click on the politics page. laura, shawn, back to you. >> thank you. and she was the spiritual leader of one of the largest churches in our area. coming up on fox 5 news at 5, thousands say their final goodbyes to dr. betty peeples. and a young woman vanishes without a trace in nepal. why the family's come to the nation's capitol as they try to raise awareness about her disappearance. and a d.c. council member
up for re-election is under investigation tonight. details at 5:15. stay with us. and we're staying on top of breaking news out of al,andrea tonight. the virginia theological semnairy is on fire. the chapel there. you can see smoke there if you look off in the distance in the center of the screen. we're going to stay on top of the story and have a crew headed to the scene and we'll bring you updates as we get them. right here in this neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and hard work means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tough times i've put education first. we've made record investments in our classrooms... doubled the number of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working.
experts say we now have the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity in every neighborhood, i know that we must do even better. woman 1 sync: i knew what bob ehrlich did as governor. man 1 sync: raised my property taxes 60 percent. woman 2 sync: let utilities hike our rates 72 percent. woman 1 sync: but i didn't know what he's done since he got fired as governor. man 2: ehrlich's raked in millions. man 3: he worked for a wall street bank that took 10 billion dollars from the bailout. woman 3: 10 billion of our money. woman 4: our money. woman 5 sync: and he worked for another bank that collapsed. man 4: costing tax payers 17 million. anncr: tell bob ehrlich big banks don't need help. middle class marylanders do.
she and her husband started that church 41 years ago. and has a membership over 15,000. it shows memories and a video. many of those parishioners she helped spiritually over the years were part of the morning's service. >> she had a heart and compassion for the people and the church and we were able to call her mom. >> she's a person, a passion, a love. she teaches you survival and is concerned about the people and -- [ indiscernible ] >> more evidence of how dr. peeples influenced our area. both o'malley and his opponent, former governor bob ehrlich, both attended today's funeral. dr. peeples had turned 76 and died from cancer. d.c.'s attorney general
asked ward 5 council member harry thomas to turn over documents related to a non- profit organization: the thomas cochairs called team thomas. matt ackland is here with the story. >> reporter: peter nickles wanted details of the probe to be handed to thomas personally yesterday. nickles is asking thomas to hand over records from his non- profit organization by next tuesday or nickles will issue a san for them. harry thomas took a break from the hearing to tell fox 5 he's done nothing wrong. >> let's clear the air. any wrong doing? >> there is no wrongdoing. it's interesting the timing of. this. >> reporter: the attorney said this has nothing to do with the upcoming election and said that he launched this probe after reading reports in the media that suggests thomas' non- profit organization named team thomas was not complying with strict and federal tax laws.
>> and i didn't know anything about this and read it in the press. i have a responsibility as the chief legal officer of the city. >> reporter: thomas said his non-profit organization has been dormant since becoming a council member and said that no tax laws were broken. >> they know that team thomas is a community-based organization and -- before i got to the council and when i became a council member because of the rules. we looked at how we should operate differently. >> reporter: in the three-page document request, the attorney general wants to know who donated cash to team thomas. if non-profit status was granted to the organizations, and who receives money from team thomas. >> the information we requested for a bid, a non-profit or otherwise, would be in your desk drawer. if you were operating under the appropriate licenses and registrations, you could go to your desk drawer and pull them out. >> reporter: council member thomas said he will answer all
questions from nickles to put this investigation to bed and plans to fight back. >> i think there are legal issues that the bar needs to be brought aware of and the -- i believe, abusive political tactics that the attorney general's office is using in this regard. >> reporter: once again, council member harry toms said he's done nothing wrong and has broke no laws and he's confident they will turn over the documents and clear everything up before next tuesday. >> and thank you. a beautiful and chilly day out there today. >> and chilly out there. >> yeah. >> i'm curious how that is going to be tonight. a lot of folks heading out for the friday night football games. gary? >> cold. >> bundle up, huh? >> we have a frost advisory for some counties and by game time third, fourth quarter in the suburbs, where most of that action is, the temperatures will be into the 40s and that looks like. you said in the 40s for awhile, going to be real, real coview s
in the sky and clear skies overnight tonight. the winds will die down getting cold out there. not so much in the city but in the suburbs, the big storm system cranking out the nation's mid-section and not going to bring us any problems for the weekend. i think some clouds now, we hinted at a possibility of a show or send and looks like we're going to stay dry. wind gusts up around 20 and a temperature of 55 at 7:00 and cooler at 9:00, in the 40s in the suburbs and carry your blanket and jackets with you and looking for 30s out there and some frost and a beautiful weekend. we'll talk about that full forecast coming up. >> thank you very much, gary. a 23-year-old american woman missing in nepal. aubrey sacoss family fears that she's kidnapped by human
traffickers and they're trying to get the attention of secretary of state hillary clinton. and jennifer burnett is in d.c. for a human trafficking march and is in our studios to join us to talk about the search for aubrey and thank you very much for being here tonight. >> thank you. >> if you could tell us, what was she doing in nepal and what was the last time you heard from her? >> she was travelling, she worked in sri lanka for awhile and teaching yoga. she volunteered and took a trip through india and at the last minute, designed-- decided to go to the himalayas and the last time we spoke toker his right before she left, which was april -- spoke to her was before he left is -- she left. >> her father has been back to nepal along that trail trying to track down leads, are there any clues? >> there are notice noclues. her father and brother went out
there right after she went missing and they were out there for five weeks. they did the trail themselves and to see if they could help with anything. there are no clues. >> are they getting any help from the people in nepal? >> there are resources in nepal being used, but they inadequate and we're trying to get u.s.s resources on the ground and trying to get hillary to get permission from nepal, too. >> and that is why you're here. tell us what you're doing in washington? >> well, we had a mobile ad campaign laying to -- playing to hillary clinton and tomorrow, we're going to be in the anti walk, the antislavery walk tomorrow with her organization called courtney's house and we'll be walking with them and there thereby an information fair after that and we'll give out information about aubrey and spreading for
a story. >> and i understand you have have a letter-writing campaign now to the secretary of state. thousands of letters are going to her. are you get anything indication the u.s. government might step in? >> no indication yet and we're keeping the campaign going through the 31st and we have about 7,000 letters in so far and trying to keep that going. >> and i know it's been since last april that you heard from her. i understand the psyche buddhist monks told you and your family they believe that she's still alive. you hang on to hope? >> we have to. if we don't have hope, we don't have anything. >> we hope the next time we talk to you there is a happy ending. >> thank you. >> fascinating to listen to. still ahead, a homecoming matchup for tonight's fox 5 high school football game-of- the-week. lindsay is live with the preview. >> reporter: hey, shawn, hello. our homecoming festivities are coming up in the show, probably at 5:45.
we'll speak with lake braddock's head coach on the game. that is coming up on the fox 5 news at 5. this wasn't a terrorist attack it was death by metro, death by mismanagement. i called for an immediate audit, the results were chilling. so i insisted metro actually follow national safety standards for the first time. the brass at metro wasn't happy, but frankly i don't care. i'm not the senator for metro, i'm the senator for maryland. i'm barbara mikulski and i approve this message.
>> it's friday, time for the fox 5 high school football game- of-the-week and it's a homecoming contest between the annandale adams and the lake braddock bruins. >> the matchup won this week with over 70% of the vote and lindsey murphy has a preview. hey, lindsay. >> reporter: good evening from virginia. you said it's homecoming and the floats are about to start moving behind us, they go behind the track and have festivities in the parking lot and we're here to talk about the game. lake braddock hosting annandale and have the head coach of lake braddock standing by. >> coach, do you enjoy homecoming or is this a distraction for your players? >> that is a distraction quite frankly. for all the kids to be involve side a community building thing and is a bit of a distraction.
the boys are thinking about their game and so on. hopefully we can play well tonight. >> and you have a quarterback. michael nebrick who is kind of good, number one in the area in passing and in touchdowns. how good is he, really? good enough for a division 1 scholarship, he's the real deal. >> there is talk about the helmet-to-helmet hits. do you coaches talk to your players about safety and where to hit and tackle? >> and a spent the summer at the hall of fame with the nfl going over concussions for several days and we emphasized it here and our trainers are top notch and we take special care in that regard. >> and in tonight's matchup, you have annandale coming to town and see them all the time and what kind of challenge do they present to you? >> really, i'm happy. i don't have to look at him and we go can get off to a great start and they're playing as
well as ever and hope we can win. >> and lack braddock is 6-1. coming up later in the show, we have festivities coming up. >> thank you very much and that looks like fun. check in with you in a bit. the battle between one williams and national public radio is heating up. >> you can't express your opinion on political issues and be a reporter or news analyst for npr. >> and that is the ceo. we go one-on-one with williams after he made the comments about muslims that got him fired. and fox 5 is staying on top of the breaking news in virginia, alex eye andrea, the seminariy is on fire right now. the two-alarm fire and several roads are blocked. we're staying on top of that and we'll bring more on the other side.
woman 1 sync: i knew what bob ehrlich did as governor. man 1 sync: raised my property taxes 60 percent. woman 2 sync: let utilities hike our rates 72 percent. woman 1 sync: but i didn't know what he's done since he got fired as governor. man 2: ehrlich's raked in millions. man 3: he worked for a wall street bank that took 10 billion dollars from the bailout. woman 3: 10 billion of our money. woman 4: our money. woman 5 sync: and he worked for another bank that collapsed. man 4: costing tax payers 17 million. anncr: tell bob ehrlich big banks don't need help. middle class marylanders do.
>> look, bill, i wrote about the civil rights movement in this country, when i get on a plane, i have to tell you, if i see people in muslim garb and i think they're identifying themselves first and foremost as muslims, i get worried and nervous. >> after making the comments on the o'reilly factor monday night, npr fired journalist juan williams. the controversy is far from over. gop lawmakers upset with nprs decision are coming to an end of public funding for national public radio and we should mention that juan williams signed an expanded deal with the other employer, fox news. the man at the center of the debate joins us live from new york and thank you for joining us. off the bat, do you stay stand by the comments you made on the o'reilly factor? >> absolutely, shawn. what i said i don't think is controversial. it's not that i think of myself high, i could have said it
differently and expressed myself better and all was doing was saying i have this feeling and emotion post-9/11 when i'm in the airport, when i am at national airport, reagan national and if i'm standing at the gate about to get on a plane and someone is dressed in muslim garb, gosh, i'm thinking, muslim extremists
were the people in the plane that attackeddous 9/11. am i not to admit that i have this feels? is it no longer the case that you can express your feelings in american society without getting fired? >> and some people say they understand your opinion, that you were giving your opinion that many people still have new 9 years after 9/11. on the other side, you can understand where people say they were upset because they feel you were targeting a specific group of people and the media didn't come out and you didn't target timothy mcveigh and richard jewel and those guys being christians in the olympic park bombing and oklahoma city. >> this makes me upset. if you had listened to the whole segment, you would see it was me, juan williams, who spoke about the need for journalists to realize we don't talk about the olympic bomber or timothy mcveigh as christian terrorists. we say they terrorists and to say that we shouldn't do that to muslims in this society or encourage things that were said, acts of bigotry like the cab driver who had his throats slash or the pastor in florida. i said this in the segment and
i was insisting that we as an american society protect the rights and practice religious tolerance as it applies to muslims. i said all of this on the air in that segment. i'm not changing anything that i said here tonight. >> and as we know, as a result of what you said, npr let you go. let's listen quickly to what the npr ceo had to say about the situation last night. >> feelings he expressed on fox news are between him and his, you know, scientist -- psychiatrist or publicist or take your pick and it's not compatible with the news analysts w the role of a news analyst on nprs air.
>> and talk about. that what is your response. you said they crossed the line there. what is your response to that? >> shawn, you heard it. now i'm erratic, unstable, you know, it's okay to have some kind of personal attack against me. i think they fired me and apparently they want to damage my reputation in the larger society and suggest to people he's unstable. where is that coming from? does that mean for 10 years they had an unstable person -- i think it's vicious, i don't understand why they would do that. i don't have that feeling toward them. >> you said you thought they fired you or this was in the works already because of your work with fox news? >> yeah, i think at some level and it was a concern all along. how do you have someone working at an identifyibly conservative news outlet and one that people, the people identify as liberals and the fact is, shawn, i'm the same person in both venues. i am me, i will tell you what i think and i am honest about my reporting and analysis. for them, there was a notion that was legitimizing fox news. oh, fox news won't be -- wouldn't be the number one cable outlet. >> and -- >> let me ask you one more question. of course, in the wake of the firing, gop came out strong against npr saying taxpayers shouldn't fund what they calling, you know, a thinly- veiled slant to the left. where do you stand on this issue? >> i'm a big fan of npr. i feel i was blessed to work there for all of those years. if there is going to be a line of orthodoxy that nobody can deviate from, you have to think what is going there and is that
deserving of public support. if they want to compete, that is one thing. if you're getting public dollars and not allowing people to say how they feel, you have to wonder what is going. >> all right, foxacy analyst juan williams. thank you very much for sharing your perspective. coming up on fox 5 news at 5. alarming numbers from the cdc. why a new government study warns the number of caughts with dia-- of adults with diabetes could double or triple. we'll be right back. wecan.d
months after a devastating earthquake, haiti is facing another crisis. an outbreak of cholera has killed 142 people and made hundreds more sick. the doctors say the outbreak is not associated with last january's earthquake and living conditions may have helped the disease spread faster. it's getting chilly out there and a frost warning -- warming is in effect. how low we can expect temperatures to drop out there is next. we'll be right back. th george h 90% of the time, protecting the special interests. as governor, ehrlich cut education, increased college tuition by 40%, and vetoed an increase in the minimum wage. and after losing his election, bob ehrlich joined a lobbying firm and got paid $2.5 million to represent casinos and wall street banks. bob ehrlich--24 years of putting the special interests first.
we're having a good time and it's a homecoming game. lake brooddock, a team 6-1 and they play each other all the time because they patriot district rivals. we talked about homecoming. there was a parade of floats during the earlier hit at five:00 and there is a bunch of food. i was down there playing basketball with a couple of the students and they have catering. the caterring is from red-hot blue chick fillet and there are all kinds of games and a moon bounce. the coach said it could be a distraction for his team but everyone's hopes that it's a good time and lake braddock and annandale, kicking off at 7:30 and i would like to show and you introduce you to the finest students, joining us now and they have something to say. >> -- [ indiscernible ] i believe! >> i believe! >> i believe that we. >> i believe that we will win! >> i believe that we will win! >> i believe that we will win! >> reporter: i believe that we
will win. >> i believe that we will win! >> those are your crazy lake braddock students, their team is 6-1 and the game kicks off at 7:30 and highlights are coming up at 10:00. back to you in the studio. >> and it's nice to see enthusiasm out there. >> yeah. >> and going to the homecoming dance, too? >> oh, yeah. [ laughter ] >> do not give her a reason to dance. >> and with a cor assume. and it's going to be cold if you're wearing a strapless blue dress. >> they doing that to stay warm. this is not about excitement but shaking it all up. >> yes. >> and third and fourth quarter, the temperatures will start dropping into the 40s and that is coal in the suburbs and the 30s v to watch for a possibility of frost in the neighborhoods and go to that evening forecast and that is still gorgeous and breezy,
temperatures into the upper 50s for most of us and some got up to 60 degrees and that is fallish out there and breezy at 7:00. the temperature is down to 55 degrees or so and chilly at 9:00. 51. again, this represents temperatures inside town and that could be as much as 5 to 6 degrees warmer than what it will be in the suburbs. if you're headed to the football games tonight or just anything out there, keep in mind that where you see a 51 at 9:00 here in town, it will probably be like a 45 or a 46 degrees outside of town and chilly overnight tonight. look at this. 44 here in town and overnight tonight. but you step into the suburbs and that gets cooler dropping into the 30s. frederick, 34; martinsburg, 33 and germantown, gaithersburg into the mid-30s, too and into the southwest with places like monasses, woodbridge and dunphrys and upper 30s and if
that wind dieing off and -- going calm overnight. if it does get down below about 5 miles per hour that means we have a good possibility of getting down to that frost point in the suburbs this evening and the frost advise ors in place from 3:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. and that does not include the district or fairfax county but prince william, loudoun county, montgomery county and to frederick county and washington county and all of those counties along i-81. the light blue that you see there is a freeze warning and they expecting temperatures into the valleys and the shenandoah and higher elevations to get to freezing or below. 59 in the city, gaithersburg, 54; quantico, 59 and fredericksburg, 50 degrees and it's still gusty out there. this is wind gusts. settled down in the city and
gaithersburg, 18 miles an hour; dulles, 24 and give that another couple of hours or so and that breeze will come down between about at least around 10 miles an hour and it will get calmer through the evening hours and notice back to the northwest, we have had a couple of clouds earlier from the northwest flow and no rain, though, the high pressure is building in and this is the weekend. this means real, real good stuff coming the next few days and we're still watching the storm system back out to the west here and providing some severe weather into central and nowhere secs of texas and that looks like this, most of that will stay to the west of us this weekend. we'll get some clouds from it and just some high to midlevel cloudiness and there is no threat of rain coming up this weekend. chilly tomorrow morning and 40s in up to. a couple of upper 30s in the suburbs and loads of sunshine. a few high clouds late in the day and temperatures to 70
tomorrow. i expect mostly surgy conditions here, clouds to the northwest and how about on sunday? we look real, real warm and temperatures into the mid-70s or so into the weekend. tomorrow, 70 and send for a high temperature and showers coming back on monday, tuesday and wednesday. >> sounds look a good weekend. >> really nice out there, too and warmer than today. that is good. >> good, thanks, gary. talk of the town on tmz. a judge ordered lindsay lohan to return to rehab instead of jail for a failed drug test. tmz executive producer harvey levin joins us live from l.a. how does she keep doing this? staying out of jail. >> reporter: well, you know, the judge wanted her in jail a month ago and that this is kind of interesting. we thought he was going to send her back this time and the people from betty ford came in
and said she's doing better and doesn't want another train wreck and seems like she's okay. i want to you survive and this is going safe your life and he was convinced until january 3rd. what is disturb, she said to the probation officer a week ago, the rehab is basically getting in the way of my ability to make money and reviving my career and that does not sound like there is priority. >> it doesn't work. >> remember, though, laura, it didn't work for robert downey jr. for a long time, too and he was in and out and in and out and in and out. sometimes it will eventually click when somebody really hits bottom. should she, can she survive it? nobody knows. but ultimately, the question is the d.a. wanted six months in jail, her lawyer is saying look, the
rehab is working and nobody really knows. the issue, what is going to save her life? >> that is a good point bringing up robert downey jr.. a lot of people cheered him on and we saw him hit rock bottom, too. >> thank you very much, we'll look for you. >> absolutely. >> on fox 5 for tmz on tv. and mel gibson's hyped cameo in the "hangover" sequel is history. gibson will not be in the movie. phillips said he thought mel would have been great but doesn't have -- didn't have the full support of his entire cast and crew. gibson's personal life has been at the center of a lot of bad publicity lately. and let's go to brian bolter for a look at what is next on thage in 6. >> -- the news edge at 6. >> the one who couldn't want him in the movie and kudos to zach. right? >> and that is the exclusive interview you don't want to miss. a man falling on to the tracks inside a metro station. tonight, he's sharing his story with fox 5.
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[ laughter ] >> it's an award-winning homage. the snuggies, a local family won $5,000 for this video. by the way, 13-year-old zachary benson of leesburg wrote the commercial with his 7-year-old brother ryan. >> the little justin bieber. the mom shot the video and they won their first prize together. the family put on their snuggies to talk about the video on fox 5 morning news.
take a look. >> i thought what makes commercials so great? they usually have like a cute little kid. >> yeah. >> and probably a cool song. so, i'm like let's combine the two and make it a really epic commercial. [ laughter ] >> and apparently, it was good enough to win first place in the snuggy contest. >> i can't believe allison got into her snuggy, too. >> you notice appropriately, she's wear anganimal print snuggy. she wanted to be stylish. >> of course, and zachary edited the film, the video using. >> i gee movie and the garage program. good for him. well-deserved. >> and he's a youngster with a budding future there. >> yeah. >> somebody's going to discover him. could be justin timberlake, usher? >> there you go. thank you for joining us at 5. >> the news edge at 6 starts right now. right off the top, break